Kari EckheartFaculty

Assistant Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator in Health and Exercise Science and Athletics

Kari Eckheart was named the Assistant Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Gustavus Adolphus College in August of 2010.   Eckheart serves as the advisor to several student-athlete organizations and conducts student-athlete leadership development programs.  In addition to her work with student-athletes, Eckheart acts as a liaison between the Athletics Department and other departments on campus and is the NCAA Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee (ADID) for Gustavus.   

Prior to being named as the Assistant Athletic Director, Eckheart was the head women’s volleyball coach and health promotion coordinator for Gustavus employees.  During her 13 years as the head volleyball coach, Eckheart directed the Gusties to an overall record of 206-163. Eckheart was honored as MIAC Coach of the Year in 2006 and during her tenure at Gustavus, Eckheart had 14 players earn all-conference honors 20 times, two players named MIAC Defensive Player of the Year, and two players named All-Region.

Eckheart received her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Iowa State University and her graduate degree in Community Health from Minnesota State University – Mankato. Eckheart has been an active member of many regional and national organizations within her role as a volleyball coach as well as an administrator.


B.S. Iowa State and M.S. Minnesota State University at Mankato


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Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HES-174 Women's Volleyball 21 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
HES-284 Volleyball Practicum 10 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
HES-222 Applied Human Nutrition 5 2021/SP, 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/FA, and 2012/SP
HES-313 Health Fitness Methods 3 2015/SP, 2012/SP, and 2008/SP
HES-108 Volleyball 2 2015/JN and 2014/JN
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.